2015-01-30 18.29.19 Santana side view Santana Summit Male 12-2014 summit male 12-2014


New to OCDRT on 12/26/2014 from a NE Ohio shelter
Santana is being fostered in Massillon OH

Santana is a young adult male who found himself as a stray in a shelter. He was recently neutered & OCDRT will finish the remaining vetting. He is reserved around new people at this time, but did wag his tail at his foster Mom. He is currently not interested in interacting with the resident ACD’s, so we will give him time to adjust. Santana is learning crate training, house training, leash manners & foundation skills. He traveled well to his foster home. Please check back for updates as we get to know Santana better during his 2-3 week evaluation period.

UPDATE 1/9/2015: Santana is really starting to come out of his shell. He loves meeting new people and shows no fear of them. He still startles easily but is learning the world can be a fun, loving place. He is interacting very well with the foster family’s dogs and loves to play. He has also had exposure to five cats and seems to enjoy them also (no cat chasing -yay!). Santana likes to “collect” all the toys and drag them to his “lair” – foster family has taken to calling him “Smaug” in honor of The Hobbit character. Just a typical ACD!

UPDATE 1/28/2015: Santana came for a stay at Corene’s Doggie Day Care. He introduced very well to the pack and is all about playing! He is much more comfortable in a country setting, as there are not as many unknown noises. He alert barks when someone enters the home, but quickly defers to his handler and meets everyone nicely. Santana is completely crate trained and learning to walk nice on a leash. He loves to play ball! He adapted quickly to this stay and is a happy fun loving guy. He can be mouthy, but is learning that is unacceptable play with humans, so children over 8 would be best. This is a really nice male who you don’t come across very often!

UPDATE 2/11/2015: Santana returned to his foster family after a week with Corene and has overcome many of his original fears of the outside. He has continued to be the happy, fun loving guy that he displayed at Corene’s. His mouthiness is getting much better, he responds well to corrections and just really wants to find that forever family soon! A fenced yard would be wonderful for him as he loves to race around and play outside now. He has not had ANY problems with any person or dog he has met, so would fit in well with any family.

UPDATE 2/20/2015: Santana has a deposit to hold for a meeting the weekend of Feb. 28!

UPDATE: 2/28/2015: Santana has gone to his forever home. We will post updates as we get them.

Thank you to Tom for sponsorship!
Thank you to Susan for sponsorship!

UPDATE: 3/24/2015: Santana, now known as Luke, is adopted!